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Ridership on Metro's Silver Line is steadily picking up, and so is ridership on Fairfax Connector buses that serve Metro's newest rail line.
A 41-year-old Alexandria, Virginia woman is dead after she was struck by a Fairfax Connector bus outside of the Huntington Metro Station Thursday night.
Learn more about amenities at each Silver Line station, which bus routes will serve the stations and how the new Metro service will affect commuters.
The Silver Line means massive changes not only on the rails, but also for critical bus routes across Northern Virginia.
It's been six months since the Silver Line was supposed to open in Fairfax County. But the delays have actually been a good thing -- at least for the people running the Fairfax Connector.
Fairfax County transportation officials announced Tuesday that a new bus route will begin running when the Silver Line opens to take passengers from Wiehle Avenue to Dulles International Airport and the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center.
New bus routes will be open to the public when the Silver Line begins operation.
Two popular express bus routes connecting Reston to the Pentagon and Crystal City have been saved from the chopping block.
To accommodate service on the Metro's future Silver Line, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation may eliminate bus service to the Pentagon and Crystal City, a proposal that could affect thousands of federal workers.
The Fairfax Connector plans to open 15 new bus routes in 2013 to coincide with the opening of the Metro's Silver Line into Reston.
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